Addisons

...and how MedicAlert can help you

When you have Addison's disease (also referred to as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) wearing a MedicAlert can be essential in an emergency. 
If you are unwell or in an accident, you may need life-saving steroids. By wearing MedicAlert, first responders are alerted to your condition and are therefore able to administer the right treatment quickly and accurately. 

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with 'Addison's disease', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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Some facts about Addison's disease

Information taken from NHS Addison's and Addison's UK

It can affect anyone, and at any age, although it is more common in females, and in people between the ages of 30-50
Addison's disease is a rare condition that approximately affects 1 in 10,000 people fa-heartbeat
People with Addison's disease require life-long, daily medication to replace the missing hormone cortisol
Severe fatigue is the most common symptom at diagnosis

Member story | Addison's disease

Read about when Charlotte first got diagnosed with Addison's Disease, and how this new diagnosis affected her.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for individuals with Addison's

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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